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Tree Agama

Unread post by francoisd » Tue Oct 09, 2007 9:21 am

Tree Agama (Agama atricollis)

I saw this agama in Skukuza in a tree next to our bungalow.

I like the camouflage a lot!

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Unread post by Wild about cats » Mon Oct 22, 2007 11:28 am

There is a resident agama at Satara Camp. The male has a bright blue head. I don't think it's a tree agama though.
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Unread post by Jeanus » Mon Oct 22, 2007 1:27 pm

Wild about Cats It was almost certainly a tree agama - the males have a range of blues (green - to brilliant) that they deck themselves out in for breeding colurs. There is a small chance it my have been a Southern Rock agama but it was far more likly to have been a tree agama
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Unread post by Pjw » Tue May 20, 2008 9:31 pm

I'm clueless when it comes to reptiles. can anyone help to ID this one?
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Unread post by Wild about cats » Wed May 21, 2008 5:19 pm

I'm think it's a female tree agama.
I saw lots of these guys at Satara, the males have bright blue heads - stunning!
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Unread post by Agama » Thu May 22, 2008 3:31 pm

I Agree with wild about cats. Acanthocercus atricollis
Blue-headed Tree Agama. As WACs noted the males have bright blue heads. This colouration is seasonal though and depending on the situation can be manipulated. A breeding male that wants to impress a female will have the bright colours, whereas the animal will have a more cryptic colour otherwise so it can blend in with the colour of the tree bark. They are insectivores, but I once observed one feeding on a wax-bill near Komatipoort.

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Identification help: Lizard

Unread post by vanalder » Sun Nov 30, 2008 9:40 pm

Possibly something on the order of the agama?

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Can't see the rest of the body in your pic, but....

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Re: ID help needed for lizard

Unread post by frisian » Tue Nov 10, 2009 11:14 pm

Hi forumites,
can anybody help me to verify this lizard? i have seen it in ls.
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Re: ID help needed for lizard

Unread post by Rusty Justy » Wed Nov 11, 2009 12:45 am

Southern Tree Agama
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Tree agama:

Unread post by darth bangkok » Fri Apr 02, 2010 4:53 am

Howzit,

I have some lizard photos from my trip to KNP that I am hoping for some help in identifying.

Is this one Agama Atra, Southern Rock Agama or maybe Tree Agama, Acanthocerus Atricollis. Well, its in a tree but it looks blue to me which makes in more comparable to the rock agama according to my book.

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Unread post by SAHGCA-UCT » Mon Apr 05, 2010 8:59 pm

Tree agama: Acanthocercus atricollis

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Re: ID help needed for lizard

Unread post by chirinda » Sun Apr 18, 2010 8:58 pm

Please can you help with an ID. I saw this chap at Orpen in March 2010. Size approx 18-20 cm

It looks similar to the very first post on this thread which was ID'd as a Tree Agama but then subsequent tree agamas are quite different.

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Re: ID help needed for lizard

Unread post by Rusty Justy » Wed Apr 21, 2010 9:11 pm

Here is a Female Tree Agama

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3260/263 ... 997031.jpg

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Unread post by Bobbi Jane » Fri Nov 19, 2010 1:24 pm

This agama mated with a pale looking female. Start of summer!

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Re: AGAMA : Tree

Unread post by Bobbi Jane » Fri Nov 19, 2010 1:42 pm

Here's the female! Pretty little thing!

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